8 Psychological Thrillers You Need to Read in 2023
We don't know about you, but lately, we've been majorly hyperfixated on psychological thrillers.
There's just something about the page-turners that we can't get enough of, and if you're on the hunt for your next read, you've come to the right place. We've personally read these eight psychological thrillers that have come out in the last few years, and these books are definitely worth a read in 2023.
1. The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
Freida McFadden is one of our favorite authors in the psychological thriller genre, and that obsession started when we first read The Housemaid. Following a young woman who lands a job as a live-in maid at the Winchester residence, this book is all about obsession, lies and a seemingly perfect family—but there is so much more here than meets the eye. Once you've finished this, move on to the next book in the series, The Housemaid's Secret, which is being released on Feb. 20, 2023.
2. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
Liv Constantine's The Last Mrs. Parris is a book that will have you on the edge of your seat. Amber is a young woman down on her luck, who becomes majorly envious of Daphne Patterson. After befriending the rich wife, mom and socialite, Amber inserts herself into Daphne's life and doesn't plan on leaving any time soon—in fact, she plans on replacing her.
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3. You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, You Are Not Alone is a psychological thriller with twists and turns you won't ever see coming. Shay Miller is stuck in life and very unhappy—that is until she meets the Moore sisters. But everything is most definitely not as it seems, and soon, Shay finds herself in a web of mystery and lies.
4. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
B.A. Paris is another author we can't get enough of, and Behind Closed Doors is one of our favorite reads. This book follows Jack and Grace, a young, newly married couple who seems to have it all—at least from the outside. But why does Grace never seem to be able to go anywhere without Jack? Is it just a coincidence, or is something more sinister going on?
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5. The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
Jeneva Rose's The Perfect Marriage is a psychological thriller that will have you guessing until the very end. Unlike the title suggests, the couple, Sarah and Adam, do not have the perfect marriage, and that's made public knowledge when Adam's mistress is found brutally murdered in their lakehouse. What happened, and who's to blame?
6. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
With a destination wedding set on an island off of Ireland, The Guest List by Lucy Foley follows a wedding party and its guests, but someone is murdered. The book hops between timelines, leaving you guessing who's been killed, and who did the killing. It's a true page-turner and will leave you gripping the edge of your seat.
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7. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
We couldn't help but read The Silent Patient in one sitting. Written by Alex Michaelides, this thriller follows Alicia, a woman who brutally murdered her husband and is now in a mental institution. She hasn't spoken a word ever since the fateful night, but a new therapist might be just what she needs to finally tell her side of the story.
8. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
Mary Kubica is another author who excels in the psychological thriller genre, and her work Local Woman Missing is one of our absolute favorites. This book follows a young woman, Delilah, who goes missing, only to show up 11 years later, after two more people go missing. What happened, and where has she been for the past 11 years?
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